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April 13, 2023 | Fort Ross

2021 Bicentennial Pinot Noir & Portobello Mushroom & Red Pepper Pizza

Spring 2023 selections: Portobello Mushroom & Red Pepper Pizza

Our 2021 Bicentennial Pinot Noir is a gorgeous, savory pairing for this mushroom & roasted red pepper pizza. A great plan for a Friday evening!

Recipe via Food & Wine Magazine


6 tablespoons olive oil

2 red bell peppers, cut into thin slices

1 1/2 pounds portobello mushrooms, stems removed, caps cut into 1/4-inch slices

1 teaspoon salt

1 pound store-bought or homemade pizza dough

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

3/4 cup lightly packed basil leaves, chopped

1/2 pound fresh salted mozzarella, cut into 1/4-inch cubes

1/2 cup grated Parmesan



1. Heat the oven to 450°. In a large frying pan, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil over moderately high heat. Put the peppers in the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and the salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are golden, about 10 minutes more.

2. Meanwhile, oil a 14-inch pizza pan or large baking sheet. Press the pizza dough onto the pan in an approximately 14-inch round or 9-by-13-inch rectangle.

3. Spread the peppers and mushrooms on the pizza crust. Bake for 12 minutes. Sprinkle on the garlic, black pepper, and basil. Top with the mozzarella and then with the Parmesan. Drizzle with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Bake until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown, about 10 to 15 minutes longer.

Pair with our 2021 Bicentennial Pinot Noir »

Why It Works 

The 2021 Bicentennial Pinot Noir features a range of savory and herbal notes that harmonize with the umami of the mushrooms and the rusticity of the roasted peppers. 


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